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Sunday, 6 April 2008

Take one fresh pineapple...

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A Taste of Yellow is a blog event being hosted by Barbara of Winos and Foodies. Food bloggers from around the world are invited to create a dish using yellow coloured ingredients. This event supports the Lance Armstrong Foundation's LIVESTRONG Day, to raise awareness about cancer and support cancer survivors, their family and friends.

To show my support for this event, I made the most fabulous pineapple sorbet from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. The book has many interesting, modern ice cream recipes and plenty of accompaniments to go with the ice cream. Summer is on it's way - I am ready and waiting!

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Pineapple Sorbet
Adapted from The Perfect Scoop

1/2 pineapple, peeled and cored (2 cups, 500ml purée)
8-10 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup water (125ml)

Cut the skin off the pineapple, remove the core and slice it into chunks.
If making dried pineapple rings, slice off a few thin rings before cutting the rest into chunks.

Purée the chunks in a blender, with 8 tablespoons of sugar and the water, until smooth. Taste to see if you need to add any more sugar.

Chill the mixture and then churn in your ice cream machine, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pour into a freezer proof bowl, or little moulds, and return to the freezer.

To make the dried pineapple rings, spread the thinly sliced rings onto a silpat sheet and bake in a low oven for a couple of hours. Turn over several times during baking.

(Printable Recipe)

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Sylvie said...

Nic, this looks delicious and what a great blog event.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Nic, this is a splash of beauty!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

What a beautiful picture!

Brilynn said...

It's so simple but so delicious looking!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Beautiful! It caught my eye on Tastespotting and I didn't realize it was yours until I saw it in my reader. Great use of yellow!

Unknown said...

Wow that is a fabulous photo. I love it. Great recipe too. Thanks for supporting LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow.

LyB said...

Oh, yes! Beautiful photos, it looks so refreshingly delicious! I just love that book! :)

Pixie said...

Great photo and such a refreshing treat.

Jan said...

Nic that looks so nice - a great photo.

Nina Timm said...

What a feast for the eye....I would have loved to taste this. Lovely stuff.

Rosie said...

This is perfection on a plate!! Just look at those colours and presentation - beautiful Nic

Rosie x

Avory said...

This is a great event :-) I wish I had time to participate - my mom's a melanoma survivor, my aunt survived cervical cancer, and my grandmother died from breast cancer that spread. But time is not in abundance for me this month so I'll just have to check out other people's fabulous recipes!

Maria♥ said...

This looks so lovely and well done on getting this on Tastespotting ;o)


Maggie said...

Fabulous. The pineapple sorbet you have presented definitely has the wow factor. What a brilliant photograph.

Abitofafoodie said...

This looks fabulous and sounds so much simpler to make than I would have imagined. Bet it is delicious. I'm not sure I could make it look so pretty though!

Cynthia said...

You make me want to run out tomorrow and go get a pineapple. Simply beautiful!

Nic said...

Sylvie - thanks and hope you are going to join in!

Patricia, Shari, Brilynn, Gretchen - thank you!

Barbara - thanks and can't wait to see the round-up.

LyB - I can't wait to make a few more recipes from that book!

Thanks Pixie, Jan, Nina and Rosie!

Judith - so wonderful to hear that your mom and aunt are survivors, and sorry for the loss of your grandmother.:(
I wish we could put more hours into the day sometimes!

Maria, Margaret, Antionia & Cynthia - thank you!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm...that looks absolutely fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work, Nic, especially going the extra mile with the dried pineapple ring -- the effect is really stunning!

Anonymous said...

I can't decide which looks the most beuatiful...your photo or the recipe..a lovely post!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I like the esthetics of the dried pineapple ring on top of this delicious sorbet Nic. The perfect recipe for the Live Strong Event!!A trul worthy cause.

Alfie said...

That just looks so pretty - I love the effect with the sauce drops. Pineapple sorbet sounds so refreshing too - yum!

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Anonymous said...

Wow! That is stunning. I love pineapple. That tropical taste is so summery. I am ready for summer too!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

I'm not a fan of pineapple - something about the texture of it - but I would LOVE to try this!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that looks gorgeous...very professional! and good on ya for supporting such a good cause!

Nic said...

JJ - thank you and thanks for visiting!

Manju - thank you!

Ronell - the recipe is so easy, it comes from a great book

Valli - thanks, and yes - this is a great event for a worthy cause.

Alfie - I don't usually do sauce drops, but I think I need some more practice!

Cooking - thank you for your visit!

Helen - well if spring is anything to go by, we mustn't get our hopes up for a good summer. :(

aforkfulofspaghetti - mmm, it is quite pineapply, you would need to really blitz up the p'apple well to make it very smooth.

Steph - thanks!

Jeanne said...

How lovely! Never mind the sorbet - I just want a bowlful of those baked pineapple rings!! Gorgeous pics.

Obaging said...

That looks really delicious. I'll try to make my version of this delight one of these days.